This popular and practical book is a comprehensive guide to diagnosing joint conditions and the benefits, and potential pitfalls, of steroid injections, an important tool in managing these problems used by an increasing range of practitioners. It considers all the practical aspects of injection as well as providing general information, discussing medico-legal issues and highlighting clinical errors to avoid.
This sixth edition has been completely revised and expanded. Key features include:
- two new chapters on the evidence base and inflammatory arthropathy
- updated physiotherapy assessment and treatment options now incorporated within the chapters on joint injections
- full-colour photographs and additional explanatory illustrations
The book describes, step-by-step, the required skills for each procedure, providing every practitioner with the knowledge needed to inject with confidence.
Table of Contents
1. Incidence and General Principles. 2. Joint and Soft Tissue Corticosteroid Injection: What Is the Evidence? 3. Medico-Legal Issues, Complications and Consent. 4. The Challenge of Recognising and Managing Inflammatory Arthritis. 5. The Shoulder. 6. The Wrist and Hand. 7. The Elbow. 8. Conditions around the Hip and Thigh. 9. The Knee Joint. 10. The Ankle and Foot. 11. Musculoskeletal Imaging and Therapeutic Options in Soft Tissue Disorders.
Dr David Silver studied Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and after gaining FRCP trained in Bristol in Radiology before undertaking a Fellowship in Brisbane. He has been a Consultant in Exeter since 1997 and has established a comprehensive MSK diagnostic and interventional service in association with the renowned Orthopaedic centre being one of the first NHS services to introduce MSK ultrasound and guided injections.
He developed one of the first NHS centres for Shockwave therapy and has been a Specialist Adviser to NICE for over 12 years.
He has been an Executive Officer, Secretary and is currently Past President of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists and has advised the Department of Health on imaging issues including the 18 weeks pathway and been a member of the National Imaging Board.
He was a member of the Imaging Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games and was a volunteer at the games providing MSK imaging and intervention.
He has provided specialist imaging and interventional advice for Exeter City Football Club and Somerset Cricket Club for many years.